Congratulations to John (Can) Ergen, a Masters of Recreation and Leisure Studies student, who placed first at the Applied Health Sciences (AHS) heat of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition! He did an excellent job presenting his thesis titled “Choir Participation, Social Identity & Psychological Wellbeing”.
The University of Waterloo continues to be the top school in Canada in hospitality and leisure management for the third consective year, according to UK firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the world's largest higher education network.
Andrew MacDonald earned the Top Student Research Poster at the 2018 Latornell Conservation Symposium in Alliston Ontario for his poster presentation title, "Fostering environmentally informed visitors through smartphones in Ontario's protected areas."* The Latornell Conservation Symposium is one of Ontario's premier annual environmental events and aims to address challenges and opportunities that Ontario's conservation field faces.
The networking and opportunities to share my research were far greater than I had hoped.
Drs. Karla Boluk and Corey Johnson were selected as The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS) Teaching Innovation Award recipients for 2018 for their work to integrate the tourism curriculum in our department. The award will be officially announced and presented at the 2019 TALS Teaching and Research Conference, Feb. 26—28, 2019 in Greenville, South Carolina. Congratulations to both Karla and Corey on this impressive achievement!
When embarking on qualitative inquiry, there are a range of research components to consider, including traditional and creative representations, says Professor Lisbeth Berbary from the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.
Tourist behaviour has often been a bone of contention for local residents around the world. Such was the case in the Northwest Territories recently, when five kayakers went over Alexandra Falls. The stunt was not only dangerous and costly, with two of the kayakers getting hurt and having to be rescued, but it also disrespected sacred land, say the traditional Dene land users.
The University of Waterloo has once again clinched top spot in Canada in the hospitality and tourism management subject rankings compiled by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai) subject rankings (Shanghai). The Department held the same spot last year and remained at number 23 in the world for the second year in a row.
Bryan Grimwood and co-investigators (including Lori Campbell and Lisbeth Berbary at UWaterloo), have secured a $278,000 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight grant for a project called Unsettling Tourism: Settler Stories, Indigenous Lands, and Awakening an Ethics of Reconciliation.